Issues: Aging

Senator DeFrancisco Schedules His 11th Annual Senior Fair for September 29th

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco will be holding his 11th annual Senior Fair on September 29, 2015, from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm in the Horticulture Building at the New York State Fairgrounds.  More than 100 representatives from state and local offices will be present to answer questions from senior citizens, and their caregivers, about issues concerning healthcare, housing, trasnportation, and much more.  In addition, free health screenings will be offered, as well as live music and some ligth refreshments. 

 

 

September 3, 2015
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS! RITCHIE RELEASES DATES OF 2015 SENIOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIRS

Events to be Held at NEW Locations in Oswego and St. Lawrence Counties

State Senator Patty Ritchie is asking seniors to mark their calendars for her annual Senior Health and Wellness Fairs, which will take place in September and October in Oswego, St. Lawrence and Jefferson Counties.

“Each and every year, thousands of seniors throughout Central and Northern New York look forward to visiting my Senior Health and Wellness Fairs, where they can access the tips and tools they need to improve their well-being,” said Senator Ritchie.

September 2, 2015
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SENATOR AMEDORE ANNOUNCES GRANT FUNDING TO KEEP SENIORS IN THEIR HOMES

September 1, 2015 -- Senator Amedore joined Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy, Assemblymembers Fahy and McDonald, and local officials to announce $1 million in grant funding to help seniors make improvements to allow them to stay in their homes. 

September 1, 2015
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Senator Serino's Senior Golden Gathering

**SAVE THE DATE**

**SENIOR GOLDEN GATHERING**

Saturday, October 3, 2015 

Senator Sue Serino Hosts Community Senior Golden Gathering

 

Who: NYS Senator Sue Serino

What:  Senior Golden Gathering Event

When: Saturday, October 3, 2015; 9:30am to 12:30pm

Where: Arlington High School, 1157 NY-55, LaGrangeville, 12540

September 1, 2015
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September 17, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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LA PELICULA “YOGI BEAR” SERA EXHIBIDA EN SOUNDVIEW PARK

LO QUE USTED DEBE SABER Por el Senador Rev. Ruben Diaz Distrito 32 Condado del Bronx, New York Tel. 718-991-3161

LA PELICULA “YOGI BEAR” SERA EXHIBIDA EN SOUNDVIEW PARK

Usted debe saber que el Parque Soundview (Soundview Park) es una de las joyas escondidas en el Condado del Bronx.

August 27, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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SENATOR BONACIC ATTENDS 2015 WARWICK SENIOR BBQ

Senator Bonacic is pictured with (L-R), Doreen Donnelly, Senior Account Clerk for the Town of Warwick, and Ben Astorino of the Town of Warwick DPW.

August 25, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC ATTENDS 2015 WARWICK SENIOR BBQ

(Middletown, NY)-Senator Bonacic  was pleased to join fellow elected officials, community leaders, and several hundred Town of Warwick Senior Citizens at the annual Warwick Senior BBQ today, which was held at Union Corners park in the Town of Warwick.

August 25, 2015
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Monroe County Salute to Seniors

I had the pleasure of joining seniors from all over Monroe County at Ontario Beach Park for the annual Salute to Seniors picnic. This is a great day that gets seniors down to the beach for great music, food and good company. It was great to see so many old friends and familiar faces!

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August 21, 2015
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Senator DeFrancisco Talks about his New Senate Leadership Role on Your Voice in Albany

On this week’s Your Voice cable show, Senator John A. DeFrancisco discuss his new role as Deputy Majority Leader of the NYS Senate and his goals for next year's legislative session. Senator DeFrancisco also shares his thoughts on the Wage Board’s recent decision regarding minimum wage for fast-food workers, and he talks about two human rights bills that passed both the Senate and Assembly and now await the Governor’s consideration.

Finally, Senator DeFrancisco provides more details about his 11th annual Senior Fair, which will take place Tuesday, September 29th, on the New York State Fairgrounds.

 

 

 

 

August 19, 2015
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Senator Young, Colleagues Urge Federal Government To Adopt Legislation Improving Access To Skilled Nursing Care

Bill before the House of Representatives, U.S. Senate would provide clarity on Medicare’s three day inpatient requirement

 

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) recently joined her Senate colleagues in co-signing a letter to members of Congress in support of the Improving Access to Medicare bill. The legislation would ensure a greater number of seniors are able to access skilled nursing care under Medicare.

 

August 19, 2015
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Ortt Visits The Summit Center

Since Senator Ortt has taken on the role of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee Chairman, he’s been passionate about fighting for those who are most vulnerable. On Monday, he had a humbling experience during his visit to The Summit Center’s Amherst location. He met Samantha and Andrew, who turned 18 that day and greeted the Senator with a high-five. Senator Ortt sat down with passionate family members and listened to their concerns. Their similar stories and individuals like Sam and Andrew are what make the Senator eager to get back to Albany and fight to make housing, access to care and other services for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities a top priority.

August 10, 2015
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Senator Carlucci Secures $50K for Meals on Wheels & Services of Rockland County

Senator David Carlucci and Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland hosted a check presentation in celebration of a $50,000 New York State grant that Senator Carlucci secured in this year’s budget.

Meals on Wheels Programs and Services of Rockland, is a not-for-profit agency that administers five senior centers, an adult day care center, central commissary, computer learning lab, and an all-senior theatrical troupe known as The Music Makers. The Agency has also established a Pet Pantry for seniors who cannot afford to feed their beloved pets.

August 7, 2015
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Senator Carlucci & Supervisor Gromack Host Ceremonial Unveiling of New Accessibility Icon Signs

Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Westchester), in partnership with Clarkstown Town Supervisor Alex Gromack and disability advocates, hosted a Ceremonial Unveiling of the new Accessibility Icon Signs, in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

July 31, 2015
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August 17, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Niagara Rehabilitation & Nursing Center Cuts the Ribbon on Renovations

Senator Ortt took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony on an expansion and renovation project for the Niagara Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Niagara Falls. The project included a new lobby and state-of-the-art therapy room, and major improvements to the reception area and resident rooms. Sen. Ortt said these upgrades will help to improve the quality and comfort for its residents.

 

July 29, 2015
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SENATOR CARLUCCI TO KICK OFF POVERTY HEARINGS IN ROCKLAND

Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Westchester), as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Social Services will host a series of hearings throughout New York State on poverty. The first hearing will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2015, at the Pearl River Library, located at 80 Franklin Avenue, in Pearl River, NY, at 1 p.m.

July 28, 2015
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Ortt Announces Farm-to-Seniors Initiative Underway

Program Allows Seniors to Access Fresh Produce From Local Farmers Markets for Free

Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda) today announced coupon booklets are available for low-income Niagara County seniors to buy fresh fruits, vegetables and other products at local Farmers Markets. The Farm-to-Seniors initiative promotes nutrition and healthy eating while also supporting the local farming and business community. A total of $2 million was included in this year’s state budget to support the initiative across New York.    

July 16, 2015
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